In recent weeks we've taken sneak peeks at how pending budget cuts will more than likely gut the library system
. But till Monday rolls 'round and Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm debuts her proposed FY2010-11 budget
, we won't know for sure how deep those wounds will run. Nevertheless, Friends of the Dallas Public Library this morning announces the kick-off event of its efforts to Save Our Dallas Libraries
, with a wine-and-cheese wingding on August 12 at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. Scheduled to speak is Thomas Alexander, author of the book Stanley
Marcus: The Relentless Reign of a Merchant Prince
-- so chosen, no doubt, because Marcus was among those who co-founded Friends of the Dallas Public Library in 1950.
And I see at the bottom of the page the Friends have quite a few friends -- among them Borders Books, Arcodoro and Pomodoro, all of whom will be collecting dough for the libraries in coming weeks. And, there's a Donor Bridge pledge drive on September 8.